We look forward to seeing you onboard

Onboard Electra

Electra is one of the first all-electric community narrowboats in the country, giving guests the unique experience of gliding along the water. Take relaxed time out in nature; see the city landscape, art and parks from a different angle, and find out about the BMK Waterway Park at its starting point in Milton Keynes.

Sit at large picture windows, stand out under the covered bow, and enjoy a little something from our small Galley Bar, or a tasty treat on a cruise with catering.

Electra has an access lift for people with limited mobility, and a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Maximum wheelchair dimensions 700mm wide x 1000mm long. Electra also has a travel wheelchair which can be used to assist guests down the ramp to the boarding point at Campbell Wharf, or in place of a large personal wheelchair, which can be left in our store at owner’s risk.

The name Electra means ‘shining light’.  Electra was the goddess of sea clouds, in which lightning is often seen, so it seemed a great choice for an all-electric boat and its sparky volunteer team.

 

Devon or Cornwall: you choose
whether it’s cream or jam first!
Get a great view of canal wildlife
as you glide quietly along.
Electra’s lift for wheelchairs
up to 700mm wide.
Down the hatch!
Electra’s electric motor.

Images Gill Prince Photography

 

To view how Electra was constructed at Colecraft click the Electra Construction button.

What our customers say

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  • star rating  First time on this boat for my wife and I. We booked an evening jazz cruise as a birthday treat. It was a really wonderful experience. The... read more

    Mike_Dennison3
    September 1, 2021

    star rating  Wonderful afternoon cruise along the river ouse Lovely friendly staff all covid precautions in place Very tasty afternoon tea Thank you to all concerned Mum loved it for her

    lizzie288
    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  What can I say, had the boat on a charter and what a great day we've had. Boat was lovely and the crew even better, all volunteers with a real... read more

    Carl S
    September 1, 2019

    star rating  A lovely way to spend a couple of hours, the free were really friendly, welcoming and interesting. Very COVID secure.

    sparkler10
    October 1, 2020
  • star rating  Wonderful afternoon cruise along the river ouse Lovely friendly staff all covid precautions in place Very tasty afternoon tea Thank you to all concerned Mum loved it for her birthday

    lizzie288
    July 8, 2021

    star rating  What a fabulous trip the Soul Cruise was from start to finish ! Had so much fun dancing & singing to some excellent tunes from the 2 master DJ’s... read more

    Mandy A.
    September 1, 2019
  • star rating  A pleasant trip along the river with a very average "cream tea" consisting of only one scone//jam/cream on paper plates including the cup of tea, all pre-packed and covered in... read more

    MightyMerc
    July 1, 2019

    star rating  We were on the Motown and soul cruise, what a fantastic way to spend an evening cruising the embankment with the excellent on board DJ getting all involved even the... read more

    ben a
    August 26, 2021
  • star rating  We were on the Motown and soul cruise, what a fantastic way to spend an evening cruising the embankment with the excellent on board DJ getting all involved even the... read more

    ben a
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  A pleasant trip along the river with a very average "cream tea" consisting of only one scone//jam/cream on paper plates including the cup of tea, all pre-packed and covered in... read more

    MightyMerc
    September 1, 2019